NFL Teams

NFL Franchise Tags

We're not talking about Stevie

The deadline for NFL teams to secure a “Franchise Tag” on one of their best roster players is today. Once the day is over, NFL teams will have a better understanding of which players are truly on the free-agent block.

Some interesting names that have not been tagged are: Drew Brees (San Diego Chargers), LeCharles Bentley (New Orleans Saints), and Steve Hutchinson (Seattle Seahawks).

Of the three players mentioned, the San Diego Chargers have explicitly stated that Drew Brees definitely will not be franchised. Let’s see what his agent can price him at on the open market.

[tags]nfl, franchise, san diego, chargers, seahawks, saints, drew brees, lecharles bentley, steve hutchinson[/tags]

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.